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A hand brake is also known as a parking brake or emergency brake. It's a secondary braking system used to keep a vehicle in a stationary position. A hand brake is usually installed as a lever situated between the front seats and is activated by pulling it up.


Bleeding the brake system on a car involves flushing out air from the brake lines and replacing old brake fluid with fresh fluid. Air gets into the brake lines when a section of the brake system is disconnected or when the brake pads become depleted to the point that th...


Change the brakes on a car by jacking the car up, removing the wheel from the hub, removing the caliper, and then removing the brake pads. Install the new brake pads into the caliper, and reattach the caliper. Bleed the brakes to ensure no air is trapped in the brake li...


If the car was purchased new, check the owner's manual or with the manufacturer. If it was purchased second hand, a previous owner may have installed different braking system parts.


The master cylinder, brake lines, brake caliper, brake piston and brake pads are some of the parts that make up a brake system. Other parts include the parking brake, power booster, brake hoses and brake fluid.


General brake specifications for cars include foot-pounds for brake caliper bolts and the size in inches for the master cylinder bore, disk thickness and drum diameters. Details vary by manufacturer, year, model and wheel location. Critical dimensions appear stamped on ...


To bleed the brakes on a car, support the car with jacks, remove the wheels, and connect the clear tubing to the bleeder valve. Pump the brake pedal thrice, hold the pedal down, open the bleeder valve to release the brake fluid and air, and repeat the process to your sa...